- Aug 22, 2006
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I have come across something in my readings that I have some questions about. Apparently THC and CBD start out as THCA and CBDA. Both of these compounds are water soluble and inactive in man. Heating, and to a lesser degree aging and curing causes the extra CO2 to break away, leaving THC and CBD. Both of these compounds are insoluble in water and psychoactive in man. So, this has got me to wondering if the bud and trim should be decarboxylated prior to making bubble hash? It would seem to me that I am losing a lot of potential THC/CBD by not making sure the acids are converted to THC and CBC, rather than dissolved and discarded in the water.